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What to do with unrecognizable media?

Postby kubik on Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:25 am

I have a LG GSA-H10N and when I tried putting in a Mitsubishi DVD-RW 6X disc, Nero doesn't recognize. It wouldn't even let me format the disc.

I then used DVD Identifier and got the following:

[00:22:17] DVD Identifier V4.3.0
[00:22:17] Initializing Drive Interface [Auto-Select ASPI/SPTI]
[00:22:17] SPTI Drive Interface Successfully Initialized
[00:22:17] 1 Supported Drive Found (Out Of 2 Available Drives)
[00:22:18] Manufacturer Database [01-MAY-06@680$88] Loaded From File : (@680$88) Entries Found
[00:22:18] Internet Version Check Has Been Disabled By The User
[00:22:31] ERROR : Unsupported Medium Detected
[00:22:31] INFO : Disc Identification Requires DVD, HD DVD or Blu-Ray Recorder And Matching Media


What options do I have in getting the drive to read & write to this disc?
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:34 am

what firmware version to you have on the drive ?
is the the latest JL11 or maybe slightly older JJ11?

according to MCSE the JL11 firmware is supposed to support it...

DVD-RW supported media types: 44
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CMCW03 4x,2x
CMCW04 6x,4x,2x
DAXON_RW2X01 2x
DEFAULT 1X 1x
DEFAULT 2X 2x
DEFAULT 4X 4x,2x
DEFAULT 6X 6x,4x,2x
INFOMEDIAA20 4x,2x
JVC/VictorT7 1x
JVC0VictorD7 4x,2x
JVC1Victord7 6x,4x,2x
JVC_VictorW7 1x
JVC_VictorW7 2x
JVC_VictorW7 2x
MBI01RWG 20 4x,2x
MCC 00RW11N9 1x
MCC 01RW11n9 2x
MCC 01RW4X 4x,2x
MKM 01RW6X01 6x,4x,2x
OPTODISCK001 1x
OPTODISCK001 2x
OPTODISCW002 2x
OPTODISCW004 4x,2x
OPTODISCW006 6x,4x,2x
PRINCO 1x
PRINCO 2x
PRINCORW0004 4x,2x
PVCW000001Q9 1x
PVCW00D002K9 2x
PVCW00V00245 2x
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Postby kubik on Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:55 am

dodecahedron wrote:what firmware version to you have on the drive ?
is the the latest JL11 or maybe slightly older JJ11?

according to MCSE the JL11 firmware is supposed to support it...
I have firmware JJ11. I'll try out JL11 and get back to you. thanks.
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Postby kubik on Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:10 am

dodecahedron wrote:what firmware version to you have on the drive ?
is the the latest JL11 or maybe slightly older JJ11?

according to MCSE the JL11 firmware is supposed to support it...
Rats! I flashed it to JL11 and the disc is still unrecognizable. Maybe the MKM entry was for the '+rw' version and not the '-rw'.
Hmmm is there a way I can force or trick the drive to recognize it?
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:33 am

JJ11 and JL11 are nearly the same:
Firmware: GSA-H10NMAIN REV LVL JJ11

DVD-RW supported media types: 43
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CMCW03 4x,2x
CMCW04 6x,4x,2x
DAXON_RW2X01 2x
DEFAULT 1X 1x
DEFAULT 2X 2x
DEFAULT 4X 4x,2x
DEFAULT 6X 6x,4x,2x
JVC/VictorT7 1x
JVC0VictorD7 4x,2x
JVC1Victord7 6x,4x,2x
JVC_VictorW7 1x
JVC_VictorW7 2x
JVC_VictorW7 2x
MBI01RWG 20 4x,2x
MCC 00RW11N9 1x
MCC 01RW11n9 2x
MCC 01RW4X 4x,2x
MKM 01RW6X01 6x,4x,2x
OPTODISCK001 1x
OPTODISCK001 2x
OPTODISCW002 2x
OPTODISCW004 4x,2x
OPTODISCW006 6x,4x,2x
PRINCO 1x
PRINCO 2x
PRINCORW0004 4x,2x
PVCW000001Q9 1x
PVCW00D002K9 2x
PVCW00V00245 2x
Prodisc DW06 4x,2x
ProdiscDVDRW 1x
RITEK000V11A 1x
RITEK004V11 1x
RITEKW01 2x
RITEKW04 4x,2x
RITEKW06 6x,4x,2x
SONY000000U9 1x
TDK401saku=3 1x
TDK501saku]3 1x
TDK502sakuM3 2x
TDK502sakuM3 2x
TDK601saku 4x,2x
TDK701saku 6x,4x,2x


nope, MKM 01RW6X01 6x,4x,2x is DVD-RW (as it says above).
DVD+RW:
Firmware: GSA-H10NMAIN REV LVL JJ11

DVD+RW supported media types: 30
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CMC MAG W01-000 2.4x
CMC MAG W02-000 4x,2.4x
CMC MAG W03-000 8x,4x
DAXON D42-000 4x,2.4x
DEFAULT 2_4-000 2.4x
DEFAULT 4 -000 4x,2.4x
DEFAULT 8 -000 8x,4x
INFODISC A01-001 2.4x
INFODISC A10-001 4x,2.4x
MBIPG101 W04-000 4x,2.4x
MBIPG101 W05-000 8x,4x
MCC..... A01-000 2.4x
MKM A02-000 4x,2.4x
MKM A03-000 8x,4x

NANYA DRW-000 4x,2.4x
OPTODISC OP1-001 2.4x
OPTODISC OP4-001 4x,2.4x
PHILIPS 010-049 2.4x
PHILIPS 041-000 4x,2.4x
PHILIPS RW8-000 8x,4x
PRODISC W01-002 2.4x
PRODISC W02-000 4x,2.4x
RICOHJPN W01-001 2.4x
RICOHJPN W11-001 4x,2.4x
RICOHJPN W21-001 8x,4x
RITEK 001-001 4x,2.4x
RITEK 004-048 4x,2.4x
RITEK 008-000 8x,4x
SENTINEL W02-000 4x,2.4x
SONY S11-000 4x,2.4x
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:36 am

what does Nero InfoTool (disc tab) say with this disc in the drive ?
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Postby kubik on Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:31 pm

dodecahedron wrote:what does Nero InfoTool (disc tab) say with this disc in the drive ?

Nero InfoTool reports "-no disc inserted-" and the rest of the fields are 'n/a'.
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Postby Ian on Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:34 pm

You don't have any software (packetwriting, virtual CD, etc) installed that would prevent CD Speed and DVD Identifier from communicating with the drive?
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Postby kubik on Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:50 pm

Ian wrote:You don't have any software (packetwriting, virtual CD, etc) installed that would prevent CD Speed and DVD Identifier from communicating with the drive?

No, I removed InCD awhile back. Even then DVD Identifier works in identifying other DVD +/- RW, R, and RAM discs. Just having problem seeing this particular disc.
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Jul 19, 2006 5:22 am

when i was working on replying to this post (earlier) i got the exact same error message! on a Sony 4x DVD+RW Sony S11, that had been identified before and never game me problems.
anyway trying again and again a few times it worked itself out.
maybe a erawe will help too. did you try erasing the disc ?
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Postby kubik on Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:50 am

dodecahedron wrote:when i was working on replying to this post (earlier) i got the exact same error message! on a Sony 4x DVD+RW Sony S11, that had been identified before and never game me problems.
anyway trying again and again a few times it worked itself out.
maybe a erawe will help too. did you try erasing the disc ?
I already tried several times today but it never did recognize the disc.

I can't even erase/format since Nero says the disc is not rewritable and to insert a rw disc.
Is it possible the disc is a dud? I never seen that happen to me.
Back in the CD-RW days, I had a drive that could read but couldn't format some cd-rw discs. Had to get them formatted and written on another drive.
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Postby Ian on Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:38 pm

Yeah, it sounds like the disc got messed up somehow. You could try erasing it with another drive to see if that fixes it. That works for me sometimes.
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Postby TCAS on Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:11 am

Some times if the written disc have not been finalized @ the end of writing process then the disc will not be recognized.
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Postby kubik on Sun Jul 23, 2006 4:38 am

TCAS wrote:Some times if the written disc have not been finalized @ the end of writing process then the disc will not be recognized.
I was never able to write on this disc. It was new but my drive just doesn't recognize or see the disc.
I will have to try it on a non-LG drive to see if there's difference.

Anyone here have been able to use Mitsubishi DVD-RW 6x discs?
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Postby Ian on Sun Jul 23, 2006 10:34 am

kubik wrote:Anyone here have been able to use Mitsubishi DVD-RW 6x discs?


I use them all the time. I even used them on the H10N with no problems.
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